This Human Rights Day Know more about these women socialists and activists!

This Human Rights Day Know more about these women socialists and activists!

Ruchira Gupta


She is a journalist and activist. She is the founder of 'Apne Aap' a non-governmental organisation that works for women's rights and the eradication of sex trafficking.

After completing her documentary, The selling of innocents, she founded Apne Aap Women Worldwide where has served as a President since 2002. Through her work at the organisation, she had given voice to the voiceless by organising victims and survivors from denotified tribes, who are trapped in trafficking into self-empowerment groups. Through these groups, women can access education, livelihood training, legal protection and safe housing. She also campaigns for changes in Indian Law.
As a part of her activist's career, she also organises survivor conferences.

She has addressed the UN General Assembly twice, the UN Security Council once and the UN human rights council once to advocate for policies and mechanisms to support the victims of trafficking.

Kriti Jayakumar


Born on 15th December 1987, she is a peace educator, a women, peace and security practitioner, lawyer and writer. She is a commonwealth scholar, a Vital Voices lead fellow, a VV Engage fellow, and a world pulse impact leader.
She also founded The Gender Security project, an initiative working at the cross-section of gender, peace, security and transitional justice through research and documentation.
She had founded The Red Elephant Foundation, an initiative built on storytelling and activism for gender equality.

Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December every year, the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted 1948, the universal declaration of human rights.

The universal declaration of human rights is a milestone document which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour and religion.

This year's Human Rights Day theme relates to Equality and Article 1 of UDHR- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

The team of The Pink Comrade applauds the human rights activists all over the world who are helping build a better and fairer society.

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